Ambiguous Garage Roof

Ambiguous,Video 26 October 2015 0 Comments

Ambiguous Garage Roof

Kokichi Sugihara from Meiji University in Japan created this video of an ambiguous garage roof which completely changes in appearance when its reflection is viewed in a mirror.  Viewed one way, the roof appears to be round while it seems to be corrugated when viewed from the opposite angle.  The actual shape is neither round […]

The ŠKODA Attention Test

Video 8 June 2015 0 Comments

The ŠKODA Attention Test

In a recent video advertisement for the new ŠKODA Fabia, you are asked to observe the scene and see how much attention the new vehicle receives.  Will a crowd of people gather around the new automobile to admire it?  Will other drivers slam on the brakes to get a closer look at some of its […]

Vanity License Plate Stereogram

Stereo 28 April 2014 0 Comments

Vanity License Plate Stereogram

Can you figure out what this California vanity license plate created by Gene Levine says? If you are having trouble viewing the hidden message in this mapped textured stereogram image, please see the reveal below.

Car Optical Illusion

Miscellaneous 21 April 2014 0 Comments

Car Optical Illusion

The owner of this van used a creative vehicle wrap to give the impression that a convertible sports car was parked next to it.  I have never seen anything like this in person, but I would imagine that it would look pretty funny driving down the road. (via Optical Spy)

The Road to Nowhere

Forced Perspective 13 February 2014 0 Comments

The Road to Nowhere

If you were parked here taking this photograph, would you feel comfortable driving over this bridge?  Is the car heading up the hill in the distance about to drive off the end and into the cold waters below? This is a photograph of Storseisundet Bridge in Norway.  It is the longest of eight bridges that […]

Overflow Parking Mural by Blue Sky

Trompe L'oeil 30 January 2014 0 Comments

Overflow Parking Mural by Blue Sky

In 1978, artist Blue Sky painted a trompe l’oeil mural on the side of the Flint Journal Building in Flint, Michigan.   The mural, aptly titled “Overflow Parking”, measures 60 by 70 feet in size. The deceptive mural is still there and can be found at 200 E. First Street in Flint, Michigan.  You can even […]

Honda CR-V Optical Illusion Commercial

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective,Impossible,Video 21 November 2013 0 Comments

Honda CRV Optical Illusion Commercial

This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]